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Disrupting Mosquito Reproduction and Parasite Development for Malaria Control
(PLOS, 20161215)The control of mosquito populations with insecticide treated bed nets and indoor residual sprays remains the cornerstone of malaria reduction and elimination programs. In light of widespread insecticide resistance in ... 
Antibody Responses during Hepatitis B Viral Infection
(PLOS, 201407)Hepatitis B is a DNA virus that infects liver cells and can cause both acute and chronic disease. It is believed that both viral and host factors are responsible for determining whether the infection is cleared or becomes ... 
Mathematical Models of EAntigen Mediated Immune Tolerance and Activation following Prenatal HBV Infection
(PLOS, 20120702)We develop mathematical models for the role of hepatitis B eantigen in creating immunological tolerance during hepatitis B virus infection and propose mechanisms for hepatitis B eantigen clearance, subsequent emergence ... 
An introduction to compartmental modeling for the budding infectious disease modeler
(Taylor & Francis, 20180816)Mathematical models are ubiquitous in the study of the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases, In particular, the classic ‘susceptibleinfectiousrecovered’ (SIR) paradigm provides a modeling framework that can be ... 
Modeling the Mechanisms by Which HIV Associated Immunosuppression Influences HPV Persistence at the Oral Mucosa
(PLOS, 20170106)Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)infected patients are at an increased risk of coinfection with human papilloma virus (HPV), and subsequent malignancies such as oral cancer. To determine the role of HIVassociated immune ... 
A Bistable Switch in Virus Dynamics Can Explain the Differences in Disease Outcome Following SIV Infections in Rhesus Macaques
(Frontiers, 20180606)Experimental studies have shown that the size and infectiousstage of viral inoculum influence disease outcomes in rhesus macaques infected with simian immunodeficiency virus. The possible contribution to disease outcome ... 
Existence Theorems on Solvability of Constrained Inclusion Problems and Applications
(Hindawi, 20180712)Let 𝑋 be a real locally uniformly convex reflexive Banach space with locally uniformly convex dual space 𝑋∗. Let𝑇 : 𝑋 ⊇ 𝐷(𝑇) → 2𝑋∗ be a maximal monotone operator and 𝐶 : 𝑋 ⊇ 𝐷(𝐶) → 𝑋∗ be bounded and continuous ... 
An ObjectOriented Framework for Versatile Finite Element Based Simulations of Neurostimulation
(Hindawi, 20160209)Computational simulations of transcranial electrical stimulation (TES) are commonly utilized by the neurostimulation community, and while vastly different TES application areas can be investigated, the mathematical equations ... 
Multiscale immunoepidemiological modeling of withinhost and betweenhost HIV dynamics: systematic review of mathematical models
(PeerJ, 20170928)Objective The objective of this study is to conduct a systematic review of multiscale HIV immunoepidemiological models to improve our understanding of the synergistic impact between the HIV viralimmune dynamics at the ... 
Outlier Detection for Sensor Systems (ODSS): A MATLAB Macro for Evaluating Microphone Sensor Data Quality
(MDPI, 20171013)Microphone sensor systems provide information that may be used for a variety of applications. Such systems generate large amounts of data. One concern is with microphone failure and unusual values that may be generated as ... 
A structural equation model looking at student’s participatory behavior and their success in Calculus I
(20171110)Abstract Background Government projections in the USA indicate that the country will need a million more science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduates ... 
A Degree Theory for Compact Perturbations of Monotone Type Operators and Application to Nonlinear Parabolic Problem
(Hindawi, 20170912)Let 𝑋 be a real locally uniformly convex reflexive Banach space with locally uniformly convex dual space 𝑋∗. Let 𝑇 : 𝑋 ⊇ 𝐷(𝑇) → 2𝑋∗ be maximal monotone, 𝑆:𝑋→2𝑋∗ be bounded and of type (𝑆₊), and 𝐶 : 𝐷(𝐶) → 𝑋∗ ... 
Factors contributing to students and instructors experiencing a lack of time in college calculus
(SpringerOpen, 20170614)Background: Calculus is a foundational course for STEMintending students yet has been shown to dissuade students from pursuing STEM degrees. In this report, we examine factors related to students and instructors reporting ... 
Understanding the complex patterns observed during hepatitis B Virus therapy
(MDPI, 20170519)Data from human clinical trials have shown that the hepatitis B virus (HBV) follows complex profiles, such as biphasic, triphasic, stepwise decay and rebound. We utilized a deterministic model of HBV kinetics following ... 
Simulating WithinVector Generation of Malaria Parasite Diversity
(PLOS, 20170522)Plasmodium falciparum, the most virulent human malaria parasite, undergoes asexual reproduction within the human host, but reproduces sexually within its vector host, the Anopheles mosquito. Consequently, the mosquito stage ... 
A New Topological Degree Theory for Perturbations of Demicontinuous Operators and Applications to Nonlinear Equations with Nonmonotone Nonlinearities
(Hindawi, 20161018)Let 𝑋 be a real reflexive locally uniformly convex Banach space with locally uniformly convex dual space 𝑋∗. Let 𝑇 : 𝑋 ⊇ 𝐷(𝑇)→ 2𝑋∗ be maximal monotone of type 𝚪𝜙 𝑑 (i.e., there exist 𝑑 ≥ 0 and a nondecreasing ... 
An ObjectOriented Framework for Versatile Finite Element Based Simulations of Neurostimulation
(Hindawi, 20151021)Computational simulations of transcranial electrical stimulation (TES) are commonly utilized by the neurostimulation community, and while vastly different TES application areas can be investigated, the mathematical equations ... 
Noncoercive Perturbed Densely Defined Operators and Application to Parabolic Problems
(Hindawi, 20150809)Let 𝑋 be a real locally uniformly convex reflexive separable Banach space with locally uniformly convex dual space 𝑋∗. Let 𝑇: 𝑋 ⊇ 𝐷(𝑇) → 2𝑋∗ be maximal monotone and 𝑆 : 𝑋 ⊇ 𝐷(𝑆) → 𝑋∗ quasibounded generalized ... 
Stability of shear banded flow for a viscoelastic constitutive model with thixotropic yield stress behavior
(20170215)oral presentation. Abstract published online.